I need a second (and third, and fourth…) opinion on a horse I’m looking at. I started riding this boy about a month and a half ago for my horsemanship class, and I’ve absolutely fallen in love with him. He has the sweetest personality, and he’s an absolute pleasure to ride. My college is willing to sell him to me at the end of the semester, but they won’t let him go for anything less than $2,500. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t hesitate to make an offer, but I’m concerned about his feet. He is a 4 year old QH gelding, and already he has very deep splits in his front hooves. He has front shoes on, and is perfectly sound now, but I’m concerned that his feet could cost me a lot of money in the future. I don’t intend to do anything particularly difficult with him; I don’t see myself jumping him over 3’. I just want to make sure I make the right decision! Any and all comments are appreciated.